IFP Cinema Lounge in Duluth

IFP Media Arts‘ hit screening series, Cinema Lounge, will showcase short films by Duluth-area filmmakers at 7PM on Friday, Nov. 5 at Duluth’s Zinema2 Theater. The filmmakers will be in attendance for a Q&A, hosted by award-winning director Stephen Gurewitz. The Zeitgeist Arts Café will host the post-screening party. The event is sponsored by Zinema2, Zeitgeist Arts, the Canal Park Lodge, and the Upper MN Film Office. Cinema Lounge is curated by Duluth filmmaker Maxwell Becker.

The night will also feature a “How to Apply” workshop for the McKnight Fellowships in screenwriting and filmmaking. The McKnight Fellowships offer four $25,000 grants for mid-career Minnesota artists each year. IFP Funding Director Lu Lippold will talk about IFP’s other film granting programs as well: the MNTV short film series and the Fresh Filmmaker Production Grant. Don’t let these unique funding opportunities pass you by!

Duluth filmmakers featured in the Cinema Lounge are:
Steve Ash – “Tim Kaiser”
Josh Carlon – “Old Clyde Road”
Phil Holbrook – trailer for “Tilt”
Lee Houghtaling – “Boundary Waters”
Jason Page – “Fondue Trois” and trailer for “The Life of Riley”
Bridget Riversmith – “Cloud and Bird”
Mike Scholtz – “Lines of Communication”

In addition, Duluth native Sarah Jean Kruchowski’s short comedy, “Jerry Schwingle and the Happiness Well,” will screen as part of the “How to Apply” workshop. Kruchowski made the film after winning IFP’s Fresh Filmmaker Production Grant in 2009. The workshop begins at 5:00, and the film will show at 6:00. All film enthusiasts are welcome!

Schedule: all events take place at the Zinema2, 222 East Superior Street, Duluth. ADMISSION IS FREE.

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM — “How to Apply” workshop for McKnight Fellowships and other grants. ** Sarah Jean Kruchowski’s “Jerry Schwingle and the Happiness Well” will be shown at 6:00
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM — CINEMA LOUNGE
9:00 PM —  Party with snacks and cash bar

Questions? Contact Lu Lippold, [email protected], 651-644-1912 x106.

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